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EFSA Expands Potential for Vitamin D Fortification

Earlier this month, EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) expanded the permitted categories for use of vitamin D yeast. A producer of the ingredient submitted a novel food dossier in May 2020, and EFSA has now provided a favorable opinion permitting its use in 32 additional food categories including infant formulas, cereals, condiments, vitamins, meat and dairy imitations, and desserts. Previously, the ingredient was permitted only for use in baked goods and supplements. The vitamin D yeast is a natural source of vitamin D produced through exposure of yeast to UV light. An application for the use of this material in multiple categories has been submitted to the US FDA as well.

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Posted on 4 August 2021